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Astro Mobile fresh drive propels Tech World

When Munyaradzi Gwatidzo won the latest award in the Astro mobile trophy cabinet in Morocco recently, it would have been a great feather in the cap to seal a working year and possibly something to pop the champagne for and plan for a new year. Not so! The Zimbabwean tech company would not let the award get to its head ...

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The future of Eastern Hospitality

Story by: Robert Mukondiwa At a tender 22 years of age Gregory Kadzura could pass for any other typical fresh-post teen in Zimbabwe. But as the steward of a challenging family business as the face and administrator of the celebrated Mount View Hotel in Zimbabwe’s eastern highlands city of Mutare, he has a lot more on his young shoulders than ...

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Q & A with ‘Guitar Man’ Louis Mhlanga

Louis Mhlanga (born 10 November 1956) is a Zimbabwean music maestro currently domiciled in South Africa. Louis is a gifted and internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and music producer. He taught himself to play the guitar at a very tender age and started playing at the age of ten. He has to date worked with a considerable number of renowned artists ...

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International One Song One People Concert Tour 2015

Constance van Niekerk in Johannesburg The night of Friday the 4th of December was a far cry from my usual quiet nights at home. The highlight of the night was my meeting the celebrities who played at The International One Song One People Concert Tour 2015 Johannesburg edition, an awareness gig on Xenophobia. The concert was held at The Bannister ...

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Zim Government thins the “Teachers” wage bill signalling austerity measures

The Zimbabwean cabinet has approved the civil service audit, heralding a new chapter in the public sector through the implementation of measures such as reduction of student teachers and trainees’ allowances, termination of any salaries still paid for teachers at trust and private schools and resuscitation of pension contributions by civil servants. Some of the changes, meant to reduce the ...

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Our President: For a 91yr old, he is fit

Press and Social Media have in the past hours trended heavily on the careful walk of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as he made way to meet host Turkey President at the welcome ceremony for the G-20 summit earlier in the week captured by the New China TV posted on youtube. While many critics find it worth an incident to jibe ...

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ZESA woes reprieve as ZETDC secures $150m fund

CAIRO headquartered trade finance institution; African Export- Import Bank (Afreximbank) has extended US$150 million to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) to settle its outstanding debts. The development comes at a time when ZETDC, a subsidiary of ZESA Holdings is saddled by US$373,8 million debt , which it has not been servicing. Efforts to get a comment from ...

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Zimbabwean journalist Robert Mukondiwa unleashes his book; The Judas Files

Zimbabwean literature has this year-end seen the entry of a fresh name in the world of its authors with the new debut novel by writer Robert Mukondiwa whose book, the Judas Files hitshelves in November to critical acclaim from his peers. Not an entirely new name in the world of writing, Robert has always been known as a journalist and ...

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Kereke Prosecution – The heat just got turned UP!

Just hours ago, the Public Prosecutor General Mr Johannes Tomana who in the past had stood aground against paving way for the prosecution of Dr Jane Mutasa, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke and Vivek Solanki on various fraud and miscellaneous cases has just issued certificated allowing the prosecutions. The trio who in the past shown cushy comfort and protection from the power ...

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Mwaruwari in race for the ZIFA hot-seat

FORMER Warriors and Portsmouth Benjani Mwaruwari is bidding to sit on the board Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board. The retired striker has put himself forward to contest one of four positions at Zifa, after successfully receiving financial backing. Benjani had previously spoken of his desire to boost domestic football from the boardroom. Now the ex-Blues fans’ favourite is in Harare ...

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